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Science and Agriculture

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Science and Agriculture


Apr 14, 2021 - Jun 2, 2021

ONLINE – Science and Agriculture with Susan Cousineau MSc.

Whether you’re a farmer, activist or land manager, learn to inoculate yourself against fake news and click bait, and how science can serve your work.

In this course you’ll:

  • Learn to recognize and avoid fake news and clickbait when it comes to scientific studies;
  • Understand what science is, the utility, and shortcomings of the scientific method;
  • Understand the gaps between reductionist and holistic research approaches, and why their interplay matters;
  • How science can be and is currently being applied to Regenerative Agriculture;
  • How to engage in “citizen science” on your land;
  • How to understand published scientific papers;
  • Where to access scientific studies, and
  • How to interpret their results, methods and conclusions.

This 8-week, 6-session program is designed to help those who want to deepen their understanding of science and how they can apply it to their work in permaculture, regenerative agriculture, ecological restoration, or just straight-up farming.

You’ll learn to understand the principles rather than just the recipes of the scientific method; and how to navigate the vast and growing body of scientific literature, learning to accurately and holistically evaluate not just the science that supports your ideas but also critical perspectives. Finally, you’ll come away with a better understanding of how and where science is being applied in regenerative agriculture and permaculture – and where the gaps still lie.

The term “regenerative” is rapidly becoming mainstream. It’s the new marketing equivalent of “sustainable”. It’s time to be able to tell the difference.

To learn more visit the course page.